Keep up with your ongoing assignments. They are important on their own. They also help you prepare for tests and exams. Pay close attention to information about tests. Find out what kind of questions you can expect and how much the tests will count toward your grade.
Final. An important test given at the end of the term; test usually lasts two to three hours and may cover the entire course; the grade often counts for one-third to one-half of the grade for the course.
Hourly. Important test usually given once or twice during the term; the test takes up the entire class session; covers either the material from the start of the term or the material covered since the previous exam; the grade may count for as much as one-third to one-half of your grade for the course.
Midterm. Same as hourly, but offered halfway through the term;may count for up to one-half of your grade for the course.
Pop quiz (see quiz). A brief test, usually not announced until the day it is given; used to check your progress with the material and look for weak spots; also used to encourage you to keep up with daily work.
Quiz. A brief test; usually takes up less than half of the class period; often focused on a specific amount of material; unlike pop quizzes, this type of quiz is usually announced in advance.